Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Hugh Jackman has revealed that he is not committed to reprise his role as the iconic mutant, Wolverine, in any more films beyond X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also claimed that the opportunity to appear in Bryan Singer’s sequel to X-Men: First Class came as a total surprise, though he has yet to read a finished script.
Jackman confirmed he is not committed to any more outings in the series following Days of Future Past.
“I first heard about it around October or November ,” he notes. “I was literally finishing The Wolverine and dreaming about lasagna, and about three weeks before the end, they told me.” The role was large and reunited him with many of the original cast. “There was no way I was not going to be part of that.” He says he still has not read a finished screenplay, however, and has seen only a synopsis of about eight pages.
Having portrayed Wolverine for over a decade, it is understandable that Jackman may wish to move on to pastures new. However, the more likely scenario is that he will wait and assess the box-office performances of this year’s The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014, before committing to any more instalments.
The Wolverine is due for release in the US and UK on 26th July 2013.
Here’s the synopsis:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern-day Japan.
Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed.
Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.